Choraleers prepare for spring concert at lodge

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The Canyon Lake Choraleers are gearing up for their spring concert, “Best of Big Band,” on Sunday, May 20, at 3 p.m. in the Holiday Bay Room at the lodge.

Tickets are available at the POA office, brownpapertickets.com and from any Choraleers member. General Admission tickets are $15; VIP $20.

Director Lorliee Bajema selected well-known songs from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s by composers George Gershwin, Richard Rogers, Glen Miller, Irving Berlin and others.

“Blue Skies,” “Embraceable You,” “Isn’t It Romantic,” “It Had to Be You,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “Moonlight Serenade,” and “Java Jive” are a few of the nostalgic songs concertgoers will hear.

In addition to Canyon Lake’s resident pianist Lynda Salina, 16 members of the Elsinore High advanced jazz ensemble will accompany the chorus, as well as serenade guests with a few of their own favorites like “Autumn Leaves,” “Misty” and “In the Mood.”

The concert will include a raffle during intermission that will include a cash prize. The no-host bar will feature a special themed drink.

Sponsorship ads in the concert program are still available, some with tickets included. For more information contact Choraleers President Larry Garland at garland.larry@gmail.com.

Under POA rules, tickets alone will no longer be accepted for gate entry. Non-Canyon Lake residents must be on a Canyon Lake resident’s guest call-in list to gain entry into the community.

The Choraleers is a vocal group of men and women who enjoy singing in a choral group that performs spring and fall concerts, including combinations of selected singers and solo performances. Membership includes more than 35 members as well as a director and pianist. Membership is open to residents and those in nearby communities.

For more information, contact Larry Garland visit canyonlakechoraleers.org.

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